Successful laparoscopic repair for large paraesophageal hiatal hernia presenting cardiopulmonary problems: Two case reports
Fang-Chin Hsu1, Hsin-Mei Pan1, Teng-Wei Chen2, Kuo-Feng Hsu2
1 Department of General Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center; Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Sec. 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Large paraesophageal hiatal hernia, which is a type III hiatal hernia, involves the combined herniation of both the esophagogastric junction and fundus. Different symptoms are noted in patient with hiatal hernia, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease-related symptoms. Herein, we present two cases of large paraesophageal hiatal hernia with symptoms mimicking cardiopulmonary disease, which were successfully treated by laparoscopic hernia repair.